Dr. Staemmler, PhD, was born in 1951 and is a Psychologist and Gestalt therapist. He lives in Würzburg, Germany. He has been working as a Gestalt therapist in private practice since 1976, and as a supervisor and trainer since 1981. He has written more than seventy articles and book chapters and six books and has (co-) edited five other books. He teaches internationally and is a frequent presenter on conferences in Germany and abroad. He was editor of the International Gestalt Journal from 2001 to 2006 and co-editor of the Studies in Gestalt Therapy: Dialogical Bridges from 2007 to 2009. Recent book publication: Empathy in Psychotherapy: How Therapists and Clients Understand Each Other (Springer Publishing, New York 2012).